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Allentown State Hospital was the location of a Mennonite Civilian Public Service mental hospital unit from November 1943 to May 1946. The original group of men were transferred from Camp Downey in Idaho. At least 36 men served in the unit during its 2.5 years.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1955

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Allentown State Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 28 Oct 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=74664.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1955). Allentown State Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=74664.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 57. All rights reserved.

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